Targa NZ reduced to four-day event to meet the market

Organisers of the annual Targa New Zealand event have listened to the post Covid-19 Lockdown market and decided to reduce the length of the rally to four days.

“After a successful Targa Hawkes Bay event we have been talking to a number of customers regarding the length of this year’s Targa NZ event given the impact COVID-19 has had on them, their families and their businesses,” commented general manager Victoria Main.

“While some businesses in and around the tourism sector have been badly affected others have bounced back remarkably well. From our perspective we have been hit not only by the inability of our international participants to travel, but also by the local businesses that have had to reduce their overheads to survive and therefore do not want to be seen participating.

“We are all in this together and so we have decided to reduce the Targa NZ event to a four day event to help reduce the participation costs for all.”

Entry fees have now been reduced to reflect the shorter event while entrants will also have reduced accommodation, fuel, food, servicing costs and less time away from work and business commitments.

The event takes competitors and teams north of Auckland to Whangarei before returning to Auckland then across to Whitianga and finishing in Pukekohe.

Documentation will now be on Wednesday 14th October in Albany with the competition starting on Thursday 15th October and finishing on Sunday 18th October in Pukekohe.

The Targa Tour is an integral part of the Targa NZ event
Benjamin Carrell

Benjamin Carrell is a freelance motorsport writer and currently edits talkmotorsport.co.nz. He writes for a number of Kiwi drivers and motorsport clubs. That's when he's not working in his horticultural day-job or training for the next road or mtb cycle race!


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